Join us for a series of sessions that will give job seekers and tech ladder climbers a competitive advantage in this tough marketplace. Experts and mentors will host sessions designed to cut through the crap and help folks to get ahead.
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Sessions will be divided into threetracks:
DISCOVER // DEVELOP // DEPLOY
DISCOVER: Job hunters, learn what resources can put you at the head of the line
DEVELOP: Grow your leadership skills and learn how to negotiate like a shark
DEPLOY: Climb the ladder, nail your annual review, and improve your salary
Online speakers will cover topics like:
Online job search strategies
What employers want to see on your resume
Getting your resume into human hands
Negotiations: Job offers, salaries, raises
Masters of the winding career paths
How to handle job hunting while depressed
Session hosts are expected to present useful and practical information and focus on solutions (not problems) with key takeaways for how the strategies can be replicated. Lessons learned, challenges addressed, and useful tools are also valued. Any session featuring promotional material will not see the light of day (speaker headshots and bios will be prominently featured).
Please note that session topics must be submitted by April 12, and accepted proposals must be filmed and submitted by April 17. That’s a fast turnaround, we know, but we’re seeking to truly help as many people as possible.
This is not a paid speaking engagement, but you will be given proper assets for social media promotion, and your bio will be posted prominently on the session page, and also our eternal gratitude (seriously).
Career readiness instruction, including career pathways and work-based learning
Strategies for improving outcomes for individuals with low-income, work/life disruption and/or barriers to education/employment
How to break into [your niche]
What you want to see on resumes (+ cover letters)
Getting past the applicant tracking system robots to reach a human
Online job search strategies + resources
How to combat -isms
How to job hunt while depressed and/or disabled
Best tips for practicing for job interviews
Negotiating job offers
How technical interviews are different (and/or how to prepare)
How self-advocacy works and why executives rely on it
Best ways to utilize third party recruiters
Negotiating salary and/or benefits
Annual review food for thought
The winding career path - how did you get where YOU are?
The differences between startups and larger tech companies
Pros/cons of hiring a career coach
Overcoming objections like assignments or personality tests
Organizations to join (whether tech or marcom) and why
Comparing continuing education options
Side hustles - useful or a distraction?
All content must be "exclusive" to this summit, meaning that the video has not appeared elsewhere and is dedicated specifically to this event.
We’re seeking hosts that will film a 15 minute session on their approved topic of their choosing. You don’t need a professional film crew, but let’s try to be as polished as we possibly can (no bow ties required, though, calm down).
We’re providing a platform so you can reach out and help candidates as they navigate the alphabet soup that is employment. From awesome interview skills to zigzagging up the corporate ladder, we need your help in giving our audience the very best from the very brightest (you)!
The tone is that of a mentor - not condescending, and not sappy cheerleading. Informative but direct, kind, and human. That’s our sweet spot. And it’s what people need right now.
Dress in whatever represents you - most of us here are t-shirt and jeans types, so wear what you’re comfortable in.
Tips for recording video from home:
Light is your friend! No circle vanity lights? Play around with lamps and other lighting
Don’t run the washer or dryer or other appliances that have buzzers or bells
Try not to have your ceiling fan on, especially if it’s in the camera view as it is distracting
What other weird noises does your home make?
Warn and banish the partner, kids, and any furry friends while recording
Write a script and structure: Introduce yourself at the beginning (title and company), and craft a closing
Do a dress rehearsal recording: How do you look? You might need to lift your camera, add lights, or tidy up in the background. Check your pacing - did you have to rush to fit into a 15 minute session? Trim it back
If you post on YouTube or elsewhere, make sure it is an “Unlisted” video, which will make it only visible to those with the link (attendees)
Session hosts,sign upnow!
We're looking for experts and laypeople alike to film 10-15 minute video sessions for the Summit to help job seekers and career climbers.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 12, 2020
Please do not record a session until your session has been accepted (which we’ll do QUICKLY, since video submissions will be due by April 17th). All session hosts and attendees agree to the full Code of Conduct (available below). GOOD LUCK!!!